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Former Brewer Greg Vaughn offers advice at Northwoods League All-Star luncheon

After hearing numerous mother-in-law jokes from master of ceremonies Dick Jankowski and viewing a video that featured players repeatedly saying what an honor it was to be selected for the Monday night's all-star game, set for 7 p.m. at Warner Park, the assembled players, families, league officials, team representatives and fans got a bit of a lecture. >More
 The home of the Timber Rattlers

The first part of the drive from Madison to Appleton is pleasant enough, with broad expanses of farmland rushing by. But the view from Oshkosh on is dominated by strip malls, including the neighborhood surrounding the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. >More
 Midsummer mailbag: Women's golf, NBA draft, soccer, books

In this lazy summer period between the NBA Finals and the start of NFL training camp, there are few must-see sporting events, at least according to the pundits. This is the time of year many sports columnists take vacations, getting some golf and fishing in before baseball's pennant races heat up. But not Isthmus' resident sports dork. In fact, I'm hard at work catching up on my email. >More
 Give the Brewers a break

Listening to local sports talk radio one day last week, I had to pinch myself to prove I wasn't dreaming. At the time, the Brewers had won six straight games, and nine of their previous 10. But the guys on the air were talking like the Crew was mired in last place, playing out its string in early June. >More
 Up close and personal with the Mad Rollin' Dolls: The Dairyland Dolls

When Madison's favorite milkmaids in the Dairyland Dolls skated into Seattle back in April, they showed all of Rat City how things are done in the Midwest. Their blue-and-white uniforms may look sweet and innocent, but the northwesterners in Grave Danger learned quickly how tough the traveling team for the Mad Rollin' Dolls can be. The DDs ended the night with a 116-76 victory. Hot off a win in this interleague season opener, the team is set to battle the Denver Roller Girls. Mile High Club on Saturday, the first in a summer series of matches at home and on the road. >More
 In defense of bloggers

Wisconsin State Journal writer Tom Oates waded into the shallow end of sports commentary in his column last Sunday, taking aim at an easy target: sports bloggers. >More
 Mad Rollin' Dolls wrap up season four and focus on future of derby in Madison

As "senior year" for the Mad Rollin' Dolls came to a close last Saturday with the Quad Squad winning the championship, and as the fourth season of national-level play begins, it's clear that change is in the air. As a second-year skater, I've only seen a fraction of the growth that's occurred within both the league and the larger world of roller derby -- and even that small portion often seems monumental. >More
 UW women's ultimate team heads to nationals

The news group rec.sport.disc remains the online gathering place of choice for the ultimate Frisbee community. Born in the Usenet era, the message board lives on via Google Groups, where it's followed by the nation's best players and geriatric summer leaguers alike. Anyone who's anyone in the ultimate community has been praised - and probably trashed - somewhere on its threads. >More
 Jonny Hunter previews 4th Biannual Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships in Madison

When a trio of mad bike polo players -- Jonny Hunter, Ben Hunter, and Kev Walsh -- made their way to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the East Coast Polo Invitational, the last thing they expected was to get caught up in the hullabaloo surrounding this year's White House Press Correspondents' Association dinner. That's exactly where they found themselves, though, as they approached their accommodations at the Washington Hilton Hotel, and wound up in the midst of an armada of limos and SUVs, security personnel, and attendees like noted Beltway journo Pamela Anderson. >More
 Madison Mustangs: For the love of football

Mike Galindo, a physical education teacher at Sennett Middle School, doesn't hesitate when asked why, at 35, he's still playing football. "I really enjoy running out on the field and hitting people," he says. >More
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